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Art of the Written Word at ENCORE!

07.15.14

THE ART OF THE WRITTEN WORD AT ENCORE!

James E. Tokley, Sr., author

Not all art at ENCORE! is of the visual variety. James Tokley, Official Poet Laureate of both Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, has penned written tributes in honor of the inspiration and legacy behind ENCORE!—and for the four expertly designed residences in Downtown Tampa’s Tempo District, which will vividly and soulfully carry that legacy into tomorrow.

To Elegant Ella: In Her New Home

From the sleepless streets of Harlem
To the Harlem of the South
Just a… Read more

The Gift of Gathering Remembrances

06.30.14

THE GIFT OF GATHERING REMEMBRANCES

Natalie Blake, artist

Location: 1101 Ray Charles Boulevard, The Trio at ENCORE! (west facing wall overlooking historic Central Avenue)

“The Gift of Gathering Remembrances” tells a story of the formation, change and growth of a historically rich Tampa neighborhood: Central Avenue. In each panel, the artist uses the sun as its origin, to identify each era that is depicted.

Background

Artist Natalie Blake was selected from a national call to artists to create an artwork for The Trio at ENCORE!®, a multi-family building in ENCORE!, a new mixed… Read more